Proposed Government Amendment Hints at Strange Effects from UFOs
A historic amendment could establish a United States government office to study UFOs — a major development signifying the government may be ready to treat the UFO phenomenon seriously. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has quietly introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2022 that, if passed, would radically transform the US government’s treatment of UFOs.
Nick Pope, who worked for the UK’s Ministry of Defense investigating UFOs, said, “The main takeaways, obviously, are to replace the existing UAP taskforce with an Anomaly Surveillance and Resolution Office to loop in almost every part of the military and the intelligence community. And in terms of accountability, to have this independent watchdog, the Aerial and Transmedium Phenomena Advisory Committee sitting over a lot of this, selecting people from the Galileo Project, from the Scientific Coalition for Ufology, and bodies like that — it’s unprecedented.”
A significant development in this amendment is the inclusion of civilian scientific experts, specifically mentioning professor Avi Loeb’s Galileo Project. But the US government has had a bumpy history with civilian scientists.
“What it’s trying to do is blend together the government side of this with the scientific and academic community side, and I think for many, many years there has been a disconnect,” Pope said. “Government doesn’t do science very well. Here in the language of Sen. Gillibrand’s amendment, we have an attempt to fix that, to try and bring in scientists and academics, and loop in their expertise so that it can be properly leveraged.”
In June of 2021, the unclassified, short version of the UAP report left many wanting more. This amendment calls for unclassified reports. How do they rectify the government’s need for secrecy with the public’s desire for accountability?
“There’s always this tension between the classified and the unclassified. Clearly, we have a nine-page, unclassified summary, but by all accounts, there’s a classified version at least double that,” Pope said. “So, Sen. Gillibrand’s amendment acknowledges that there will always be a classified side, but also addresses that important point about public accountability by saying there must continue to be reports. There’s a whole raft of reports required, I think some annual, some quarterly.”
Since the 1940s and the United States’ first detonation of nuclear weapons, there have been reports of UFOs visiting and even interfering with nuclear weapons. This amendment includes language requiring reports on “[U]nidentfied aerial phenomena associated with military nuclear assets, including strategic nuclear weapons and nuclear-powered ships and submarines,” as well as any health problems associated with close contact with UAPs.
“Immense significance of the material about human effects, the physiological effects of close encounters. If a pilot has a close encounter and comes back and finds that his watch is telling a different time, or if he comes back and finds he’s got sunburn and somebody says, ‘[H]ey, it’s not sunburn, it’s radiation.’ Those statements which you can see reflected in the language in the Gillibrand amendment, what they do is acknowledge the reality of this part of the phenomenon. If you read between the lines of it, what it’s essentially saying is ‘these things are happening,’ that’s the given. And what they’re then saying is, ‘given that these things are happening — UAP interaction with nuclear weapons, close encounters that have physiological effects — we need to find out the what’s and the why’s a little bit more.’ So, it’s extraordinary by its implication of the reality of this,” Pope said.
Nick Pope started with the UK Ministry of Defense studying the UFO phenomenon in the summer of 1991, 30 years later, what can we learn about how far we’ve come?
“The big picture is that we have transitioned within government from a policy of deny, debunk, and downplay, to a position where essentially, this is real, now we need to find out what the heck’s going on and what our response to it should be. With my perspective of 30 years of involvement in this topic, yeah, I think we are moving to a very good place here,” Pope said.
The Gillibrand amendment could be taken up by Congress as early as this month.
Secretary of Defense Appears to Make Unannounced Visit to Area 51
The Secretary of Defense made a secret, announced trip to Area 52, but our inside sources say he also visited the infamous Area 51. What was he doing there?
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin made an unannounced trip to the secretive Tonopah Test Range Airport also known as Area 52. This base is about 55 miles away from Groom Lake, what most people know as Area 51. Tonopah has a history of Black Ops aircraft support and testing, including the F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter. During the time of the Secretary’s visit, the US military was conducting Red Flag exercises, aerial war games meant to test pilots and aircraft.
Secretary Austin was seemingly there to observe these war games, but ret. US Intelligence Officer Rick Doty has insider information. “Now as I understand, some of my sources told me that he flew in on the Secretary of Defense plane, into Tonopah,” he said.
“But he was only there a couple of hours and then he went by helicopter from Tonopah to Groom Lake, which is about 55 miles away. And what he saw over there or what he was briefed on over there, who knows, probably highly classified—even some of my inside sources couldn’t tell me—what he had access to or what he was briefed on. The cover reason was to be briefed on Red Flag, because it was occurring at Tonopah, and then his secretive mission was to be briefed on the classified projects that were occurring at Area 51, that’s my belief,” Doty said.
Cabinet members come and go with different administrations, if Area 51 does hold extraterrestrial technology, would the secretary of defense have access to all the information?
“I believe the secretary of defense might have access to the knowledge of it, probably not all aspects of it. Just because we’re experimenting with exotic technologies at Area 51, meaning reveres engineering ET craft, or other ET technologies, not necessarily the craft, but maybe the energy devices that were in the craft, the propulsion systems that were in the craft—I think he would probably know or would have access to that. But the details about exactly what we were doing out there, I don’t know that he would have full access to that,” Doty said.